Monday, October 22, 2012

Week 11- October 22nd-26th

Dear Parents,

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
We would like to thank all the parents who came to the Parent Luncheon on Friday. It was a great success and your child was very proud to share his/her lunchtime with you.
We would like to invite all parents to a morning meeting regarding your child's MAP scores this Thursday, October 25th at 7:30-8:00 am in Ms. Magda's classroom. We will be explaining MAP and how to read your child's results. Then, all the parents are invited to stay and partake in the annual U.N. Day celebrations here at school starting at 8:30a.m. This a very fun and exciting day for all, where parents and children get together to learn about new cultures. Our grade 1 students will be creating a U.N. mural for the event! This is also a half day. All students will be going home at 11:45 a.m.
On Monday, your child will be bringing home a 'Goal Setting' activity that you and your child complete together. Please fill out 2/3 goals for the grade 1 school year. Then, write ways on how these goals can be achieved. We will go over these goals together during the Student Led Conferences this Friday October 26th. There is no school for students on that day. You will be allotted a time during which you and your child can come to class together. During this time, your child will show you around the classroom and explain what he/she has been learning. It is also the time you will receive your child's report card and when the teacher will discuss with you any concerns that she might have regarding your child's learning. There will be a slip going home with the siblings of other Discovery students so the teachers do not schedule meeting at the same time. All the other children will get a slip telling the parents what time the conference will be. If the time is inconvenient for you, please let the teacher know.
'Book Character Day' is not too far away. We would like to remind you that your child will be encouraged to come dressed like his/her favorite book character on Wednesday, October 31st and be ready to present his/her costume and book to the class. There is a link to 'Country Living' that shows how to make homemade costumes under the 'Links' heading for the parents who are thinking of making a costume.
A quick reminder to all parents to check your child's specials teachers' blogs weekly.
This week your child will be inquiring into the following:

Language Arts
Phonics- This week your child will be reviewing all the Word Wall words with various chants and activities.
Reading- Your child will continue learning how to retell information in his/her own words.
Writing- Your child will be creating a U.N. mural based on the information he/she learned about the U.N.

Math- This week your child will be reviewing addition and getting ready to finish Chapter 3. Chapter 4 will be about subtraction. You can help your child get ready for this chapter by playing some of the online math activities found under the 'Links' heading.

Theme- Your child will be working on the U.N mural and finishing up this social studies unit. The next unit will be a science unit.

Reading- Read for 10 minutes and fill in the reading log.
Goals-complete the Goal worksheet with your child

Reading-Read for 10 minutes and fill in the reading log.
Math- Chapter review worksheet
Writing- Unscramble the Sentences worksheet

Reading-Read for 10 minutes and fill in the reading log.
                     -Follow Directions Activity


U.N. Celebration- Thursday, October 25th
Early Dismissal- Thursday, October 25th
Student Led Conference- Friday, October 26th
Book Character Day- Wednesday, October 31st
Early Dismissal- Wednesday, October 31st
Class Fee- Please pay the $100 U.S. or L2,000 class fee to the homeroom teacher as soon as possible

Soft Schools- various fun online math games
Kidport- various math activities
Math Chimp- various math games
Magic Keys- free online stories for kids that they can read and/or listen to
Starfall- online stories
Parenting- Home made costumes

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